What a HERstorical win for Team USA.
On Thursday in South Korea, the U.S. women’s hockey team won the gold medal after beating Canada in a historic match at the 2018 Winter Olympics. In case you were unaware, our neighbor to the north has won the last FOUR Olympic gold medals in this event. So it’s, truly, a big deal.
And both teams certainly put up a fight. Not only did the game go into a 20-minute overtime, but the extra time ended in a 2-2 tie thanks to a penalty shootout. During a sudden-death shootout, forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson delivered the winning goal.
Canada similarly beat USA 3-2 in overtime at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This is the first gold medal for the U.S. women’s hockey team since 1998. So it’s no wonder that numerous celebs — including Olivia Munn, Hailey Baldwin, Josh Gad, etc. — have celebrated the female athletes’ achievement on Twitter.
See the best reactions (below)!
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├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ om (@oliviamunn) February 22, 2018
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├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 22, 2018
Kongratz to the US women├óΓé¼Γäós hockey team!!!!!!!!!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) February 22, 2018
Tenacity, talent, and grit. #TeamUSA has shown little girls everywhere that hard work and big dreams can produce Gold. Congratulations to the women├óΓé¼Γäós hockey team! #USAvsCAN pic.twitter.com/6jzPeeZWxC
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) February 22, 2018
How can you not be ecstatic for @HilaryKnight @AmandaKessel8 @EmilyPfalzer and the rest of the USA women’s hockey team. Congrats on the gold medal. You make us all proud to be an American
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Patrick Kane (@88PKane) February 22, 2018
We couldn’t agree with these celebs more. Congrats again, ladies! We’re SO proud of you!
[Image via Cal Sport Media/AP Images.]